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LB Wilson released as Steelers continue shakeup

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Linebacker Kion Wilson, who started two games as an injury replacement for Larry Foote this season, was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The move came a day after coach Mike Tomlin said Vince Williams would continue to get the majority of the snaps in place of Foote.

"He's been solid in performance and his communication," Tomlin said of Williams. "He's a young player who will grow with reps. Arrow pointed up in terms of his performance. He's gotten the majority of the snaps. We feel like he's earned that."

Wilson has 11 tackles while appearing in all four games this season, but the Steelers' 25th-ranked run defense has been a major disappointment. Tomlin also announced Cameron Heyward will start at defensive end in place of Ziggy Hood.

On offense, the Steelers are benching left tackle Mike Adams, with Kelvin Beachum and newly-acquired Levi Brown battling to replace him.
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